F8 2019 Hackathon by Facebook - Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

ALL FINALISTS AND WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

THIS IS A CLOSED PROMOTION OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES OF THE F8 2019 CONFERENCE WHO SATISFY THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA SET FORTH BELOW AND WHO HAVE BEEN EXPRESSLY INVITED BY SPONSOR TO PARTICIPATE.

WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUANCE OF NOTIFICATION (OR OTHER SPECIFIED TIMEFRAME IN NOTIFICATION) OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION), AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW.

INTERNET ACCESS, A VALID FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, AND A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED.

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, ENTRANT (DEFINED BELOW) AGREES THAT HIS/HER/ITS APPLICATION (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES AND JUDGES FOR USE FREE-OF-CHARGE THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST PERIOD, JUDGING PROCESS, AND WINNER VERIFICATION, AS DESCRIBED IN MORE DETAIL BELOW. ENTRANT MUST HAVE A VALID DEVPOST.COM ACCOUNT AND COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF DEVPOST.COM TO ENTER.

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, ENTRANT AGREES TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“TERMS”), WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM THE ENTRANT (i.e., A REQUIREMENT THAT THE ENTRANT DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE SPONSOR FROM/FOR CERTAIN LOSSES) AND A LIMITATION OF ENTRANT’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. IN ADDITION, THESE TERMS INCLUDE THE RIGHT OF SPONSOR AFFILIATES (e.g. OCULUS) TO CONTACT ENTRANT DIRECTLY.

OVERVIEW: F8 2019 Hackathon by Facebook (“Contest”) is sponsored by Facebook, Inc. (“Sponsor”)

HACKATHON LOCATION & SCHEDULE

  • The Hackathon is a two-stage, in-person event scheduled to take place before and during the F8 2019 conference (“Event”). The Event will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, USA, and the Contest will be held at the Civic Center (across the street from the Convention Center), and at the Event itself. The Contest starts two days before the Event on April 28, 2019, and hacking will begin at approximately 12:00 p.m. PT and end on April 30, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. PT ("Hacking Period").
  • All Entrants must be fully checked in to the Hackathon on April 28, 2019 between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. PT and attend the hackathon kick-off event at 10:00 a.m. PT, though Sponsor may make an exception to allow late check-in for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • Individuals and teams must have applied for the F8 2019 Conference at f8.com by or before 12:00:00 a.m. PT on April 27, 2019 or the F8 registration closing date due to capacity, whichever is sooner, and during the F8 2019 Conference application process express interest in the Hackathon and separately apply for the hackathon by following Sponsor's instructions, except that Sponsor may choose to stop accepting new Hackathon applications at any time in its sole discretion.
  • Participants will be notified via email if they are accepted and welcome to participate before the Hacking Period begins, which will typically be several weeks from submitting their application. NOTE: Only those whose applications were accepted will be eligible to participate in this Contest. Upon Entrant's request, Sponsor will provide travel and accommodation to participants solely through Sponsor (no reimbursements), which will include a type of transportation as determined by Sponsor (which may depend on factors such as the distance from Entrant's residence to the venue) and accommodations for multiple nights approximately April 27, 2019 to May 1, 2019. The Entrant must travel from a Sponsor-selected destination (i.e. airport or bus terminal). Specific travel arrangements not specified in these Official Rules will be made and determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All transportation tickets are subject to the terms and conditions specified thereon. It is the Entrant’s sole responsibility to comply with all travel requirements, which may include, without limitation, presenting necessary identification (such as a passport) at the time of travel, and obtaining visas. Sponsor is not liable for any missed events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. Entrant may be required to provide a credit card at time of hotel check-in to cover hotel incidentals. Entrant agrees that Entrant must comply with Sponsor’s, travel carriers, and hotel procedures and policies and must complete, sign, have notarized and return a release of liability and, where legal, a publicity release, to Sponsor in the timeframe specified by Sponsor or travel will not be allowed.
  • Judging will take place following the F8 2019 keynote and lunch on April 30, 2019. Note: At least one member of every Entrant Team/Organization, must be at their assigned table at the Event while the Entrant’s Entry is being evaluated by the Judges (defined below) and attendees, or the Entrant may be disqualified.
  • Up to eight (8) Entrants with the highest scores in each of the Sustainable Development Goal categories and in accordance with the Criteria (defined below), subject to verification, will be "Finalists." The Finalists will give a five minute (5:00) maximum in duration pitch of their Applications (defined below) at a time to be decided by Sponsor in its sole discretion on April 30, 2019 ("Pitch Period" and collectively with the Hacking Period, the “Contest Period”) in front of the Judges (defined below) and an audience of Event attendees (the "Pitch"). Sponsor may choose, in its sole discretion, to communicate to Finalists additional requirements for the Pitch.  During the Pitch Period, Finalists will be judged by Judges and attendees by the same Criteria.
  • The winners of the Hackathon shall be announced on May 1, 2019, at a time that will be communicated by Sponsor to Finalists. At least one member of the Entry’s team must be present at the announcement in order to win, including, without limitation, all Finalists and potential winners of the Bonus Prizes.

 

Without limiting any other provision of these Terms, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delay or extend any of the time periods or deadlines described in these Terms for any reason, including to address any delays or other operational or scheduling issues that arise during the Event.

To enter, eligible participants must first determine whether they will participate in this Contest as an Individual, a Team, or an Organization (defined below). The Individual, Team, or Organization must create and develop an application on-site at the Event during the Contest Period that integrates at least one of the products that Sponsor communicates to Entrants before or at the beginning of the Hacking Period (each a "Product") and helps build tools that enable the best of what people can do together, as more fully described below (“Application”) and submit the Application through the Website (terms as defined in the "How to Enter" section below) during the Hacking Period. Sponsor may run a similar, but separate promotion during the Contest Period; entry into this Contest does not constitute entry into any other Sponsor promotion.  By entering this Contest, Entrant agrees that the name of Entrant’s Application, Entrant’s biographical information, and other content provided by Entrant may be publicly announced, including, without limitation, online. THE PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST WILL BE AWARDED TO THE ENTRANT IDENTIFIED IN THE ENTRY (DEFINED BELOW) (WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL, TEAM, OR ORGANIZATION).

ELIGIBILITY: For the purposes of this Contest, the “Territory” means any country, state, province, territory, region, or jurisdiction where the laws of the United States or local law do not prohibit participating or receiving a prize in the Contest and excludes any area or country designated by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (e.g. Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria).

As described above, this Contest is open only to applicants who are registered attendees of the Event who were accepted and notified of their acceptance into the Contest by Facebook, Inc. prior to the Contest Period. In addition, only the following are eligible:

(a) natural persons who are, as of the date of entry, (i) a legal resident of a country, state, province or territory within the Territory and (ii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (e.g., country, province, state, prefect, territory, district, etc.) (any and each, an “Individual”); or

(b) entities and organizations that are, as of the date of entry and through the time of prize fulfillment, legally formed or recognized by a jurisdiction within the Territory and have a principal place of business in the Territory (any and each, an “Organization”); or

(c) an association of not more than ten (10) individuals that does not constitute a legally recognized entity, provided that each natural person comprising such an association is (i) a legal resident of a country, state, or province within the Territory and (ii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (any and each, a “Team”). A Team Entrant may have no fewer than two (2) and no more than ten (10) members.

(Where distinction is not necessary, any Individual, Organization, or Team (including each Team member) that enters or takes steps to participate in this Contest is referred to in these Terms as an “Entrant.”)

In addition to and without limiting any of the above, each Entrant (including all members of a Team Entrant) and any Representative (defined below) of an Organization Entrant must be a member of  at the time of entry and throughout the award of the prizes in this Contest.

Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, Devpost, Inc. (“Devpost”) or any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this Contest, or any of their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and any family member or member of the same household (whether or not related) of any such persons are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, the term “family member” is defined as any spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law.

Entrants (including each member of a Team Entrant and any natural person participating on behalf of an Organization Entrant) are prohibited from using illicit or illegal substances or taking stimulants during the competition, other than caffeinated beverages and those that have been prescribed to the Entrant by a licensed doctor for a medical condition.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who (in its sole discretion) has or may have violated that prohibition or who appears to be impaired due to substance use, extreme fatigue, or otherwise or whose continued participation Sponsor believes may endanger themselves or any third party.

Entrant (including each member of a Team) must not be under any legal or contractual obligation that would prohibit its participation in this Contest as described in these Terms. If participating in this Contest would result in a violation by Entrant of any law applicable to it or any agreement to which it is a party, such Entrant is ineligible.

Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters. Any natural person completing any portion of the entry process described in these Terms on behalf of an Organization or Team Entrant must be authorized to legally bind that Organization or Team.

An Individual may join more than one Team or Organization and an Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Contest on an individual basis.

If a Team or Organization is entering the Contest, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter, on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering on behalf of a Team or Organization you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization.

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Contest, eligible Entrants must prepare and submit an Application to Sponsor during the Hacking Period through the website located at F82019.devpost.com (“Website”), follow the Website’s on-screen instructions, and supply all required information. To enter the Contest, Entrants must do the following, without limitation:

  • Register for the Contest on the Website by clicking the “Register for this Hackathon” button. To complete registration, sign up to create a Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. There is no charge for creating a Devpost account. This will enable you to receive important updates and access the “Enter a Submission” page.
  • Create a software application that helps enable the best of what people can do together.
  • In addition, there are four (4) Bonus Prizes for the Applications that are judged to be the best solution for the following categories ("Sustainable Development Goal(s)"): i) promotes decent work and economic growth, ii) promotes quality education, iii) promotes industry, innovation and infrastructure, and iv) promotes sustainable cities and communities.
  • Complete and enter all of the required fields on the “Enter a Submission” page of the Website during the Hacking Period, which will include, without limitation, the following:
  • The Application’s name and a short overview of the Application and its function and features;
  • Screenshots of the Application;
  • The set of software frameworks/libraries/APIs or components used to create your Application (“Tech Stack”);
  • A URL, installation files, or other testing instructions that provide access to the working version of the Entrant’s Application (see below for additional details on testing);
  • Specification of whether the Entrant is an Individual, Team, or Organization;
  • Which one (1) of the four (4) Sustainable Development Goals the Application is addressing;
  • If Entrant is a Team, the email address of all Team members who worked on the Entry; and
  • Which Facebook developer tools you used.

The Application and related content and information submitted through the Website in accordance with these Terms, all instructions on the Website, and instructions of Sponsor, and actually received by Sponsor, are referred to in these terms as an “Entry.”

An Entrant’s Application, the Pitch, and any other text, video, images, code, software, or other content that an Entrant submits to Sponsor as part of this Contest is referred to collectively as the Entrant’s “Entrant Content”. All Entrant Content submitted in this Contest must comply fully with the “Entry Requirements” section of these Terms below.

Entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor during the Hacking Period (and for the Finalists, the Pitches must be received during the Pitch Period) and in strict accordance with these Terms. Sponsor’s clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, only complete Entries that are actually received by Sponsor through the Website and during the Hacking Period will be considered. Other proof of submitting or attempting to submit an Entry (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry, a “Thanks for submitting” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Entry for purposes of this Contest. Those who do not abide by these Terms and the instructions of Sponsor and its representatives and provide all required Entrant Content may, in Sponsor’s discretion, be disqualified. Entries or participation may not be acknowledged and will not be returned. Entries (or participation that does not qualify as an “Entry”) that are incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, fraudulent, illegitimate, incomprehensible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries or participation made on behalf of an Entrant by a third party not affiliated or associated with that Entrant (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or originating through any commercial promotion subscription, notification, or entering services will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Entrant, including the identity of any Individual Entrant, the composition or members of a Team Entrant, or the distribution of any prize won among members of a Team Entrant. In the event that any dispute regarding an Entry or Entrant (including those regarding the identity or members of an Entrant Team or any Entrant’s rights in an Application) cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible and the Entrant disqualified. As a condition of entering the Contest, without limiting any other provision in these Terms, each Entrant gives consent for Sponsor and its agents to obtain and deliver his/her/their name, address and other information and Entry to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. ENTRIES MAY NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED, WILL NOT BE RETURNED AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DESTROYED. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF THE ENTRY. ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE TERMS MAY, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION, BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Entrant Content must meet all of the following requirements, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or the associated Entry may be disqualified:

Functionality: The Application should be capable of being successfully installed and running consistently on the platform for which it is intended, and should function as depicted in the demonstrations and other Entrant Content.

Platforms: An Application should be accessible via an active URL and run on a mobile or desktop browser, or on a local machine. Applications can include a software component such as:

  • a native app - running on a smartphone or tablet app (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc.)
  • a bot running on the Messenger platform
  • a web app (mobile or desktop)
  • software running on other hardware (including, but not limited to, wearable technology, open source hardware, etc.)
  • custom or proprietary hardware which includes a software component (wearable technology, open source hardware etc.)

Each Entrant must comply with all terms and conditions applicable for the platform in connection with or on which its Application operates.  Each Entrant must also at all times comply with all terms and policies applicable to his/her/its use of the applicable platform, including, without limitation, Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms) and  (https://developers.facebook.com/policy). Without limiting the foregoing, bots on the Messenger platform must comply with Facebook for developers Messenger Platform developer guidelines and rules (seehttps://developers.facebook.com/docs/messenger-platform), including without limitation Guidelines, Policies and Review (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/messenger-platform/guidelinespolicyreview), and use the Messenger Platform API.

Attendance:

  • All Entrants must check in on site at the start of the hackathon and may be required to check in again at another point during the entry period, though Sponsor may make an exception to allow late check-in for any reason. After checking in at the hackathon start, Entrants must attend the hackathon kick-off event.
  • At least one member of every Entrant Team/Organization, must be at their assigned table at the Event while the Entrant’s Entry is being evaluated by the Judges (defined below) and attendees, or the Entrant may be disqualified. In addition, at least one member of the Finalists teams must be present at the winner announcement in order to win.
  • Entrants should spend the majority of their programming time in the hackathon room, but are encouraged to take rest in the designated area or as needed.
  • Entrants are allowed to bring off-the-shelf, unmodified hardware to use, excluding any items restricted by the venue: www.sanjose.org/convention-center. The Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the use of any hardware for any reason.

 

New: Applications must be newly created by the Entrant after the Contest Period begins.

Testing:

The Entrant must make the Application available free of charge and without any restriction, for testing, evaluation and use by the Sponsor and the Judges (defined below) from the time of entry throughout the Contest Period, the judging process, and until all winners are verified.

If the Application includes software that runs on proprietary or third party hardware that is not widely available to the public, including software running on devices or wearable technology other than smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers, the Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to require the Entrant to provide physical access to the Application hardware upon request.

Public Distribution : The Entrant may make the Application available to the public via a website or online store, but is not required to do so.

Limit One Entry Per Eligible Entrant: An Entrant may not submit more than one Entry to the Contest. If an Entrant submits more than one Entry, the Sponsor will disqualify the additional Entry or Entries.

SDKs, APIs, & Data: Applications may integrate SDKs, APIs and data, provided the Entrant is authorized to use them.

Intellectual Property: All aspects of the Entrant Content must be solely owned by or licensed to the Entrant or in the public domain. All third-party content not owned by or licensed to the Entrant is prohibited, unless such content is in the public domain. Sponsor may request written proof of ownership of or adequate license to Entrant of any Entrant Content. Failure to timely provide adequate proof of ownership or sufficient license rights in any content included in the Entrant Content (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) may result in the Entrant being disqualified and related Entry deemed void.

Financial or Preferential Support: An Application must not have been developed, or derived from an Application developed, with financial or preferential support from the Sponsor or Devpost. Such Applications include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Sponsor or Devpost any time prior to the end of Contest Period. The Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may disqualify an Entry, if awarding a prize to the Entry would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Text Description: The text description should explain the features and functionality of your Application.

Images: The image(s) should be photographs or screenshots of your working Application.

Video: Entrants are not required to submit a demonstration video. If the Entrant chooses to submit a video, the video portion of the entry:

  1. should be less than approximately two (2) minutes long;
  2. should include footage that clearly explains the Application’s features and functionality through a comprehensive demonstration;
  3. must be uploaded to and publicly visible on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku, and a link to the video must be provided on the submission form on the Website; and
  4. should not include third party trademarks, copyrighted music, or other material unless the Entrant has permission to use such material.

Entry Modifications: Prior to the end of the Hacking Period, you may save draft versions of your Entry on Devpost to your portfolio before submitting the Entrant Content to the Contest for evaluation. Once the Hacking Period has ended, you may not make any changes or alterations to your Entry, but you may continue to update the project in your Devpost portfolio.

Language: All Entrant Content must be in English or, if not in English, the Entrant must provide an entirely accurate English translation and promptly respond to questions or requests for clarification from Sponsor, its representatives, or any Judges within the timeframe requested, if any.

If any part of an Entrant’s Entrant Content depicts, identifies, or includes any person that is not Entrant him- or herself or, for a Team Entrant, a member of the Team, Entrant must have all permissions and rights from the individual depicted, identified, or included (and, if such individual is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) and agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request.

Entrant Content must not create or imply any association between Sponsor and any individual or entity or his, her, its or their products or services, including the Entrant. Entrant Content must not contain any recognizable third-party trademarks (including logos), trade dress, or other brand elements unless the Entrant has permission from the rights owner to use such material.

Entrant Content must not infringe, misappropriate, or violate any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright (including moral rights), trademark, trade secret, or rights of privacy or publicity.

Entrant Content must not include information or content that is false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, libelous (including trade libel), disparaging, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, pornographic or otherwise adult-oriented, hateful, indecent, inappropriate, or injurious to any Released Party or any other party.

Entrant Content must not contain or describe any harmful or illegal activity or content or in any way violate any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Entrant Content must be suitable for presentation in a public forum.

Entrant agrees that his, her, or their participation in the Contest and agreement to these Terms and any Released Party’s reproduction, display, and use of the Entrant Content in accordance with these Terms will not violate any agreement to which Entrant is a signatory or party.

Entrant agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims from any third party for any use or reuse by any Released Party of the Entrant Content authorized under these Terms.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Contest any Entrant whose Entry (in its sole discretion) refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Released Party, the Contest, or any other person or entity or does not comply with these Terms, including any of the above Entry Requirements.

WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION:

First Stage: Eligible Entries will be judged by a panel of judges chosen by the Sponsor in its sole discretion (the “Judges”). Entrants are required to demonstrate their Applications to the Judges as requested throughout the judging period. Each eligible Entry will be scored by Judges on each of the following weighted criterion (the “Criteria”):

Quality of the Idea (25%) (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)

Implementation of the Idea (25%) (Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer, the extent to which Facebook tools are leveraged and the extent to which respect for user privacy was considered in the design.)

Potential Impact (25%) (Includes ability to create a better and more sustainable future for all.)

Diversity and Inclusion (25%) (Developing a solution that takes into account the diversity of people, product needs and impact, and locations locally and globally while promoting equality and equity.)

JUDGES are not required to test the Application and may choose to judge based solely on the text description, IMAGES and live demonstrations provided in the ENTRY or by the Entrant. Up to eight (8) eligible Applications with the highest scores in the Sustainable Development Goal categories and according to the Criteria amongst all Applications will be deemed “Finalists” subject to verification and compliance with any and all of Sponsor’s requirements, and will advance to the Pitch Stage as described below. Finalist will be notified at least thirty (30) minutes before the Pitch Period begins.

In addition, each Entry will be judged for the "Best Solution" in its applicable/selected Sustainable Development Goal category: i) promotes decent work and economic growth, ii) promotes quality education, iii) promotes industry, innovation and infrastructure, and iv) promotes sustainable cities and communities. The Entry with the highest score in each category will win the applicable Bonus Prize, subject to verification and a requirement that such Bonus Prize winner is present at the winner announcement.

 

Pitch Stage: The Finalists will conduct their Pitches during the Pitch Period in front of the Judges and an audience of Event attendees. The Judges will judge the Pitches in accordance with the same Criteria as the First Stage.  Attendees must be present in-person at the Pitches in order to vote. The Finalist that receives the most attendee votes in accordance with the Criteria above will win the Audience Vote Prize. Finalists are barred from (directly or indirectly through a third party) contacting potential Event attendees (or otherwise attempt to influence) during the Competition Period to discuss or otherwise lobby such potential attendees to give the Finalist's Pitch at the Event a high score; and any such tampering may disqualify such Finalist from the Contest (in Sponsor's sole discretion). If any inappropriate, excessive, or other problematic voting is suspected or detected, the related votes or Finalist(s) may be disqualified from the Audience Vote in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor’s voting mechanism and decisions will solely govern the outcome of the Audience Vote Prize vote.

All Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Each Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Entry that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her/their Entry (including, without limitation, a similar Application), and that he/she/it will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Released Parties because of these familiarities or similarities.

The eligible Entries with the highest scores will win the prizes described below. In the event of a tie for the highest score in either of the two (2) stages of this Contest, the tie will be resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score on the “Potential Impact” Criterion. If there is still a tie, the tie will be resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score on the “Implementation of the Idea” Criterion. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Entrants for verification purposes and administration of the Contest. Winners will be chosen as specifically described, and not using any random drawing or method incorporating chance.

Sponsor or its designee will attempt to notify the potential winners on May 1, 2019 by announcing the winners in-person at the Event. Sponsor will email the winners afterward and may also post the results (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

Each potential individual winner, all natural people who are members of a winning Team (as determined and requested in Sponsor’s sole discretion), and an Organization’s Representative may be required to complete, execute, have notarized (if applicable), and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), tax documents, and related prize-acceptance documents (collectively, “Winner Documents”) within the time frame specified and in the form provided by Sponsor, without revision, or prize may be forfeited. If any individual Entrant, individual member of a Team, or Representative refuses to comply with the foregoing requirements and other requirements of Sponsor, his/her/their Entry may be disqualified at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion with no liability or responsibility to the respective Entrant or any individual within that Entrant, even if other Team members have complied with the requirements.  The Winner Documents, if applicable, must be received by Sponsor from the potential winner within ten (10) days of Sponsor sending the documents to the potential winner (or other time frame as stated in the Winner Documents) or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. If any notification or other Contest-related communication is returned as undeliverable, or if a selected potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond as instructed after Sponsor has attempted to notify that potential winner, that selected winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting and in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any. The prize claim and Winner Documents are subject to verification by Sponsor. All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded. Sponsor will not be obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternate winner (time permitting) for the prize for any reason.

Prizes will be payable to the Entrant, if an individual, to the Entrant’s Representative, if a Team, or to the Organization, if the Entrant is an Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning Entrant’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate. Prizes are payable via any means of the Sponsor’s choosing, whether electronic or not, and are payable only after receipt of the Winner Documents and any other required forms. A winning Entrant may be required to provide a mailing address, bank information, and/or create an account with an electronic payment provider of the Sponsor’s choosing in order to receive payment.

To the fullest extent allowable under applicable law, all taxes (including, without limitation, national, federal, state, provincial, territorial, prefectural, and/or local taxes), as well as any expenses arising from acceptance or use of the prize and not specified in these Terms as being provided as part of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents are required to provide a completed form W-9 and residents of other countries are required to provide a completed W-8BEN form. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Sponsor and/or Prize provider reserve the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.

At any time, and at its sole discretion, the Sponsor will have the ability to re-assign a submitted Entry from one Sustainable Development Goal category to another, to disqualify an Entry for not sufficiently fitting the Sustainable Development Goal selected by Entrant when Entrant submitted their Application, or to not award a prize if there are no eligible Entries in the applicable Sustainable Development Goal category.

PRIZES AND QUANTITY:

Winner

Prize

Quantity

Eligible Entrants

Best in Show

● US$15,000

● One (1) Ticket to F8 2020

● Virtual meeting with Facebook execs

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries

Second Place

● US$10,000

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries

Third Place

● US$5,000

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries

Participation Prize

  • US$500

Approximately  200

Awarded to all eligible Entrants who/that submit a completed and eligible Entry, but that are not otherwise selected as the winner of another prize in this Contest. One per Entry, not per teammate.

Bonus Prize:

Solution that best promotes decent work and economic growth (SDG 8)

● US$3,000

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries  in “promotes decent work and economic growth” Sustainable Development Goal category

Bonus Prize: Solution that best promotes quality education (SDG 4)

● US$3,000

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries in “promoting quality education” Sustainable Development Goal category

Bonus Prize: Solution that best promotes industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9)

● US$3,000

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries in “promotes industry, innovation and infrastructure” Sustainable Development Goal category

Bonus prize: Solution that best promotes sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)

● US$3,000

● Special hackathon swag

1

All eligible entries in “promotes sustainable cities and communities” Sustainable Development Goal category

Audience Vote Prize

● US$2,000

1

Eligible for all Finalists and based on vote by the audience at the Pitch session

Total ARV of all prizes in this Contest: US$44,000, plus the value of the Participation prizes (which will depend on the number of non-winning Entries ultimately submitted).

Sponsor is not responsible for any inability or unwillingness of any winning Entrant to accept or use the prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. Prize elements delivered by mail will only be mailed to the winning Entrant’s address within the Territory. Prize details not specifically stated in these Terms, will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize or prize element or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize for any reason, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. No transfers, prize substitutions, or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any stated prize or any component thereof with another prize or component of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor has no obligation to award more than the stated prizes. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to award additional prizes to selected Entrants, provided that Sponsor will at no point have any obligation to do so. Entrants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption and any liability and publicity that might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said prize.

LICENSE:

By entering, except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) the irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute the Application (including the Application and the Application name), the Pitch, and any other Entrant Content that comprises the Entrant’s Entry in perpetuity and in any medium (including online and in digital media) in any language, throughout the world, for the purposes of evaluating Entries, administering this Contest, and for any marketing or promotional purposes, without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation beyond the opportunity to win a prize in this Contest. In no way limiting the foregoing, Finalists understand and agree that the Pitch may be videotaped and/or livestreamed and that Finalists must agree to such as a condition of participating in this Contest. Each Entrant further grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right and license to use his, her, or their (and his/her/their Application’s) trade names and trademarks (including logos) in connection with this Contest.

Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and each of the Released Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to submit his/her/their Entry for purposes of the Contest does not place any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Application and the Pitch), other than as set forth in these Terms. Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Released Parties have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, software, and other creative materials. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas for applications and online services may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to his/her/their Application and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Released Party’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Released Party from other sources. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor does not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Entrant’s patent, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to his/her/their Entry, including the Application contained or described therein. Each Entrant waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims that entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Released Parties’ exploitation of any Entrant Content without further notification or compensation to entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Released Parties, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Contest, on the grounds that any use of any Entrant Content or element thereof (including the Application) or derivative works therefrom in accordance with this license infringes or violates any of entrant’s rights (including MORAL RIGHTS) therein. In no way limiting the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of a Released Party’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Released Party bot, application, service or other property, and Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: NOTHING IN THESE TERMS LIMITS, EXCLUDES, OR MODIFIES OR PURPORTS TO LIMIT, EXCLUDE, OR MODIFY ANY STATUTORY CONSUMER GUARANTEE OR ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY, THE EXCLUSION OF WHICH FROM THESE TERMS WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE ANY PART OF THESE TERMS TO BE VOID (“NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES”). SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY ANY MANDATORY PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES EXCLUDE FROM THESE TERMS ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, AND TERMS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, GENERAL LAW, OR CUSTOM, EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY IN RELATION TO A NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEE. SUBJECT TO ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY (I.E., DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE) THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR AWARDING OF A PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CONTEST- OR PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY (HOWEVER (BUT ONLY IF REQUIRED BY LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION), THIS RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFICATION COMMITMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO CASES OF BODILY INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE OR TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SPONSOR OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, WHERE LIABILITY TO THE INJURED PARTY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW). FURTHER, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, OR RE-ROUTING RESULTING FROM ANY ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW), WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, BEYOND ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES.

ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS:

The Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the Entrant (or a member of any Entrant Team), or by human error (except to the extent that any of the following occur for reasons within Sponsor’s reasonable control, if applicable law in your jurisdiction of residence dictates that liability to the injured party in such a case cannot be excluded by law): Entries made by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program); any lost, late, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible, mutilated, or misdirected vote, email, mail, Messenger message, or Contest-related correspondence or materials; any error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable telephonic, cellular, cable, or satellite systems; errors, typos or misprints in these Terms, in any Contest-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections or any failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications; technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or for insufficient space in a person’s email account, voicemail inbox or Messenger message account, to receive, email, voice messages or Messenger messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify an Entrant, if any contact information provided by the Entrant does not work or is changed without giving prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, the Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or winner (or any person claiming through such Entrant or winner) for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Contest activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, epidemic, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, hurricane, unusually severe weather, blackout, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, any law, rule, regulation, action, order, or request adopted, taken, or made by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.

GENERAL RULES:

By entering this Contest (except where prohibited by law), each natural person agreeing to these Terms as part of an Entry (as the Entrant or on behalf of an Entrant Team or Organization) grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, free-of-charge, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her, and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere worldwide, in any medium now known or hereafter discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet) without any limitation of time and without notice, review or approval, and each such person releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related to such authorized uses. Nothing contained in these Terms obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each natural person granting publicity rights under this provision waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.

Sponsor will collect and process Entrants' personal information and it (as well as all Entrant Content) will be shared with Sponsor's agents and affiliates to conduct the Contest and for Facebook's and such agents’ and affiliates’ internal business purposes. In addition, such agents and affiliates may use such personal information to contact Entrant directly, for any reason. Entrants' names and other personal details from their entry to the Contest will be collected and stored by Sponsor and its affiliates and held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see https://www.facebook.com/policy.php).

Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Contest, including interpretation of these Terms, selection of the winners, and awarding of the prizes. All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Terms may result in disqualification from the Contest. Entrants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void participation from any Facebook account, IP address, email address or domain, or device if any suspicious Entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void Entries or other participation by any person or entity who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials and these Terms (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency within these Terms), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Terms. If Sponsor determines (at any time and in its sole discretion) that any winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Terms, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, or harass any other person or entity, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prize based on eligible Entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension, if any, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, participates or submits Entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Terms in an attempt to obtain a prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person (and any Entrant on the behalf of which such person participated in the Contest) and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If any dispute regarding an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, such Entry will be deemed ineligible. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW:

Except where prohibited by law, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action between an Entrant and any Released Party arising out of or connected with this Contest, the determination of any winner, or any prize awarded must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than the Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10 USD), and each Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

This Contest and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, USA, without giving effect to its conflicts of law or choice of law principles or rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction. Any legal actions, suits or proceedings related to this Contest (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in or having jurisdiction over San Mateo County, California, US, and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of those courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or related to this Contest.

RULES/WHO WON?: A copy of these Terms is available by sending an email with the subject line “F8 2019 Hackathon by Facebook - Terms” to registration@F8.com. During the Contest Period, the Terms will also be available by visiting https://F82019.devpost.com/rules.  Information about who won is available by sending an email with the subject line “F8 2019 Hackathon by Facebook - Who Won?” to registration@F8.com. Rules requests must be received no later than the end of the Contest Period. Requests for winner information must be received no later than three (3) months after the end of the Contest Period.

SPONSOR: Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA.